Monthly Archives: November 2011

Fuck Movember

Well, November is now drawing to a close, and I therefore feel that now is a good time to confess a terrible secret: I hate Movember. Maybe it’s the shear abundance of handlebars; maybe it’s having to endure the sight … Continue reading

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An Outing

You may have noticed by this point the lengths to which I have gone to obscure my gender as the author of this blog. This is not because I am naturally inclined towards being secretive (or at least, not primarily … Continue reading

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Dumb Name, Awesome Concept (II)

I know that this is a bit of a dumb thing to bitch about, but I really wish that Leon M. Lederman and Dick Teresi had chosen to name their famous book on the Higgs boson something other than “The … Continue reading

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Oh, Go Away Gavin Menzies!

Some of you may recall the high and hedy days of 2002 when Gavin Menzies first book, 1421: The Year China Discovered the World came out. This one (as its title would imply) was premised upon the idea that the … Continue reading

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If I Had a Hammer (which I do)…

I believe that I mentioned in my profile that I am mildly autistic. I was only diagnosed as being on the spectrum a few months ago, as it was never really all that big of an issue for me until … Continue reading

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How Old Am I?

If you are old enough to be reading this now, you have probably noticed that time seems to pass by much more quickly now than it did when you were a kid. Folk wisdom has it that this is because … Continue reading

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Publish or Perish

I’ve always understood this famous academic dictum, and I’ve known people who lived by it. Indeed, a former professor of mine once admitted that he deliberately published a paper with a known flaw in it, and then published a follow-up … Continue reading

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